McRae's Sales Lettings & Management - Lettings

18 The Avenue, Highams Park
London

E4 9LD

Estate Agents

Listed under:  Lettings Agents
100% recommended   Rating 9.8/10
308 reviews since 2010
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Overall Rating
9.8 /10 Overall Rating 9.8/10
Based on 308 reviews since 2010
 
 
 
Professional 9.8/10 Professional Rating 9.8
The firm acted professionally at all times

 
Knowledgeable 9.7/10 Knowledgeable Rating 9.7
The firm showed a good knowledge of local market conditions

 
Friendly 9.8/10 Friendly Rating 9.8
The staff are friendly and give clear and helpful information

 
Helpful 9.8/10 Helpful Rating 9.8
The firm helped in the negotiations between landlord and tenant

 
 
 
Recent Reviews 
 
" Great communication throughout the process. Very easy for me as a first time renter. My partner, as a more, experienced renter was also very impressed."   more
 
" I was very impressed, with the service from the staff. They explained the paperwork clearly and answered all my questions. They were on hand for any questions. I had to ask. "   more
 
" McRae's were fabulous in helping us find a short term let whilst our house is being renovated. They pulled out all stops in getting us the property and made the process so easy. Thoroughly recommen...."   more
 
" Very smooth service. Highly recommended. "   more
 
About Us

     
 
Reputations are not built overnight
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Code of Practice
Businesses have a legal responsibility to treat you fairly, but it's often hard to know what questions to ask or what standards to expect.  They are the experts and you should be able to rely on them to help you make decisions.  These questions explain the commitments that this business has made to follow a code of practice and they will help you understand what you have a right to expect.

 
Landlords: Ombudsman: 92%
LANDLORDS. Did the agent tell you about their membership of the Ombudsman scheme?
 
Landlords: Advice: 99%
LANDLORDS. Did the agent advise you on a rental figure reflecting the current market for similar properties?
 
Landlords: Terms: 100%
LANDLORDS. Did the agent confirm your requirements, all fees and charges and their Terms of Business?
 
Landlords: Viewing: 100%
LANDLORDS. Did the agent agree the viewing arrangements with you and comply with these arrangements?
 
Landlords: Marketing: 94%
LANDLORDS. Did the agent ask whether the property should stay on the market after the offer was accepted?
 
Landlords: Client Account: 100%
LANDLORDS. Did the agent confirm that they hold money from tenants in a separate client bank account?
 
Landlords: Deposit Scheme: 98%
LANDLORDS. Did the agent tell you which Tenancy Deposit Scheme they are registered with?
 
Landlords: References: 99%
LANDLORDS. Did the agent take due care in obtaining references of potential tenants?
 
Tenants: Ombudsman: 96%
TENANTS. Did the agent tell you about their membership of the Ombudsman scheme?
 
Tenants: Marketing: 97%
TENANTS. Did the agent tell you whether the property would stay on the market until your tenancy agreement came into force ?
 
Tenants: Deposits: 98%
TENANTS. Did the agent confirm that any money you pay to them will be held in a separate client bank account?
 
Tenants: Deposit Scheme: 100%
TENANTS. Did the agent tell you which government-backed protection scheme they use to protect your deposit?
 
Tenants: Agreement: 100%
TENANTS. Did the agent give you the opportunity to review the tenancy agreement before signing?
 
Tenants: Inventory: 95%
TENANTS. Did the agent provide a schedule of the condition of the property and, if furnished, an inventory of the contents?
You can see how many customers have said "Yes" in answer to each question, but please don't expect 100% in every case.  Nobody's perfect and some customers may not be completely sure about the answer.  It's more important that you understand these questions and discuss them with the business so that you both agree what good service means for you.  A responsible business will be happy to explain the details to you and it's always better to clarify these points upfront to avoid misunderstandings later on.
 


Most Popular Words
Reputations are about so more than just ratings. What are the words that customers tend to volunteer when a firm is mentioned? Do they mention particular people that work there?

absolutely 4
agreement 4
amazing 5
answered 6
Barbara 24
best 5
brilliant 7
class 4
communication 5
customer 6
definitely 14
easy 10
efficient 13
estate 8
Excellent 28
experience 15
Extremely 12
Family 5
Fantastic 5
flat 5
free 5
friendly 69
friends 7
Gill 7
good 39
Great 21
happy 42
help 8
helpful 100
Highly 13
informed 8
letting 10
McRae’s 29
McRaes 39
people 10
pleased 16
polite 8
process 21
professional 69
property 23
questions 10
Quick 12
Really 12
recommend 38
recommended 9
service 109
team 14
Thank 23
Thanks 9
understanding 10
These are the words most often used in the reviews for this business. Look for the names and comments that reviewers use most often. We count each word once per review.


 
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Review 26 Nov 2019
Recommended by customer in E17
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Professional 10/10
The firm acted professionally at all times
Knowledgeable 10/10
The firm showed a good knowledge of local market conditions
Friendly 10/10
The staff are friendly and give clear and helpful information
Helpful 10/10
The firm helped in the negotiations between landlord and tenant
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Customer Review
 
1 bedroom, ground floor conservatory and garden Walthamstow.
 
Cost: £1000

"Great communication throughout the process. Very easy for me as a first time renter. My partner, as a more, experienced renter was also very impressed."
 
 
 
 
 
 


Review 18 Nov 2019
Recommended by customer in E4
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Above Average 
 I haven't used this business before 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Professional 9/10
The firm acted professionally at all times
Knowledgeable 9/10
The firm showed a good knowledge of local market conditions
Friendly 9/10
The staff are friendly and give clear and helpful information
Helpful 9/10
The firm helped in the negotiations between landlord and tenant
Show All
 
 
Customer Review
 
14 Increbourne CRT
 
Cost: £1150

"I was very impressed, with the service from the staff. They explained the paperwork clearly and answered all my questions.
They were on hand for any questions. I had to ask. "
 
 
 
 
 
 


Review 15 Nov 2019
Recommended by customer in E4 8
 My Age: 30 - 39 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Average 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Professional 10/10
The firm acted professionally at all times
Knowledgeable 9/10
The firm showed a good knowledge of local market conditions
Friendly 10/10
The staff are friendly and give clear and helpful information
Helpful 9/10
The firm helped in the negotiations between landlord and tenant
Show All
 
 
Customer Review
 
2 bed flat big lounge and balcony.
 
Cost: £1950
 
 
 
 


Review 15 Nov 2019
Recommended by customer in E4 9
 My Age: 40 - 49 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Below Average 
 I have known this business: 5 - 10 years 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Professional 10/10
The firm acted professionally at all times
Knowledgeable 10/10
The firm showed a good knowledge of local market conditions
Friendly 10/10
The staff are friendly and give clear and helpful information
Helpful 10/10
The firm helped in the negotiations between landlord and tenant
Show All
 
 
Customer Review
 
1st floor 2 bedroom flat.
 
Cost: £1300

"McRae's were fabulous in helping us find a short term let whilst our house is being renovated.
They pulled out all stops in getting us the property and made the process so easy.
Thoroughly recommend McRae's for sales, purchases and rentals. "
 
 
 
 
Team:
Gill Barbara
 
 
 


Review 13 Nov 2019
Recommended by customer in E4 9
 My Age: 30 - 39 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Beginner 
 I haven't used this business before 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Professional 10/10
The firm acted professionally at all times
Knowledgeable 10/10
The firm showed a good knowledge of local market conditions
Friendly 10/10
The staff are friendly and give clear and helpful information
Helpful 10/10
The firm helped in the negotiations between landlord and tenant
Show All
 
 
Customer Review
 
2 bedroom flat.
 
Cost: £125

"Very smooth service. Highly recommended. "
 
 
 
 
 
 


Review 17 Sep 2019
Recommended by customer in TG8
 My Age: 40 - 49 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Experienced 
 I have known this business: Over 10 years 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Professional 10/10
The firm acted professionally at all times
Knowledgeable 10/10
The firm showed a good knowledge of local market conditions
Friendly 10/10
The staff are friendly and give clear and helpful information
Helpful 10/10
The firm helped in the negotiations between landlord and tenant
Show All
 
 
Customer Review
 

"Fabulous service 10/10
"
 
 
 
 
 
 


Review 3 Sep 2019
Recommended by customer in E4 8
 My Age: 30 - 39 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Above Average 
 I haven't used this business before 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Professional 10/10
The firm acted professionally at all times
Knowledgeable 10/10
The firm showed a good knowledge of local market conditions
Friendly 10/10
The staff are friendly and give clear and helpful information
Helpful 10/10
The firm helped in the negotiations between landlord and tenant
Show All
 
 
Customer Review
 
4 bedroom terrace house.
 
Cost: £1600

"Great knowledge of local area.
A pleasure to deal with, professional throughout. "
 
 
 
 
Team:
Craig Barbara Gill
 
 
 


Review 29 Aug 2019
Recommended by customer in IG8
 My Age: 60 - 69 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Experienced 
 I have known this business: 5 - 10 years 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Professional 9/10
The firm acted professionally at all times
Knowledgeable 9/10
The firm showed a good knowledge of local market conditions
Friendly 9/10
The staff are friendly and give clear and helpful information
Helpful 9/10
The firm helped in the negotiations between landlord and tenant
Show All
 
 
Customer Review
 
3 Bedroom Terrace
 
Cost: £1600

"I have always found the staff at McRae's to be courteous and professional at all times and would recommend McRae's without hesitation. "
 
 
 
 
Team:
Craig
 
 
 


Review 28 Aug 2019
Recommended by customer in IG8
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Professional 8/10
The firm acted professionally at all times
Knowledgeable 8/10
The firm showed a good knowledge of local market conditions
Friendly 8/10
The staff are friendly and give clear and helpful information
Helpful 8/10
The firm helped in the negotiations between landlord and tenant
Show All
 
 
Customer Review
 
2 bed ground floor flat.
 
Cost: £1250

"The service it was very good and the agents from McRae's, it was very nice people. "
 
 
 
 
 
 


Review 27 Aug 2019
Recommended by customer in IG8
 My Age: 50 - 59 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Experienced 
 I have known this business: 5 - 10 years 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Professional 10/10
The firm acted professionally at all times
Knowledgeable 10/10
The firm showed a good knowledge of local market conditions
Friendly 10/10
The staff are friendly and give clear and helpful information
Helpful 10/10
The firm helped in the negotiations between landlord and tenant
Show All
 
 
Customer Review
 
2 bedroom garden flat.
 
Cost: £1250

"Can not fault their service and I rate them at the top of the estate agents I have used to date.
Total different experience to the big chain estate agencies "
 
 
 
 
Team:
Gill Barbara Craig Jessica
 
 
 


Review 27 Aug 2019
Recommended by customer in E4
 My Age: 40 - 49 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Above Average 
 I haven't used this business before 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Professional 10/10
The firm acted professionally at all times
Knowledgeable 10/10
The firm showed a good knowledge of local market conditions
Friendly 10/10
The staff are friendly and give clear and helpful information
Helpful 10/10
The firm helped in the negotiations between landlord and tenant
Show All
 
 
Customer Review
 
4 bed terrace.
 
Cost: £1800

"Excellent service
Family run and it really tells. Helpful honest and 2 pleasure to deal with. "
 
 
 
 
Team:
Craig Barbara Gill
 
 
 


Review 19 Aug 2019
Recommended by customer in E4
 My Age: up to 29 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Beginner 
 I haven't used this business before 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Professional 10/10
The firm acted professionally at all times
Knowledgeable 10/10
The firm showed a good knowledge of local market conditions
Friendly 10/10
The staff are friendly and give clear and helpful information
Helpful 10/10
The firm helped in the negotiations between landlord and tenant
Show All
 
 
Customer Review
 
9 Ronver lodge.
 
Cost: £1200

"They were very helpful and smiling all the time. Thank you!"
 
 
 
 
Team:
Barbara Barker
 
 
 


Review 19 Aug 2019
Recommended by customer in IG8
 My Age: 30 - 39 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Beginner 
 I haven't used this business before 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Professional 10/10
The firm acted professionally at all times
Knowledgeable 10/10
The firm showed a good knowledge of local market conditions
Friendly 10/10
The staff are friendly and give clear and helpful information
Helpful 10/10
The firm helped in the negotiations between landlord and tenant
Show All
 
 
Customer Review
 
3 Bed plus loft room Terrace.
 
Cost: £1700

"Service was very good. "
 
 
 
 
 
 


Review 19 Aug 2019
Recommended by customer in E4
 My Age: 30 - 39 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Average 
 I haven't used this business before 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Professional 10/10
The firm acted professionally at all times
Knowledgeable 10/10
The firm showed a good knowledge of local market conditions
Friendly 10/10
The staff are friendly and give clear and helpful information
Helpful 10/10
The firm helped in the negotiations between landlord and tenant
Show All
 
 
Customer Review
 
Family home.
 
Cost: £1600

"Fantastic experience from start to finish!"
 
 
 
 
Team:
Craig Barbara
 
 
 


Review 15 Aug 2019
Recommended by customer in E4 9
 My Age: up to 29 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Experienced 
 I have known this business: Under 1 year 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Professional 10/10
The firm acted professionally at all times
Knowledgeable 10/10
The firm showed a good knowledge of local market conditions
Friendly 10/10
The staff are friendly and give clear and helpful information
Helpful 10/10
The firm helped in the negotiations between landlord and tenant
Show All
 
 
Customer Review
 
174 the avenue
 
Cost: £2250

"Very helpful and great service!"
 
 
 
 
Team:
Craig Mcrae Barbara Barker
 
 
 


Review 13 Aug 2019
Recommended by customer in E4
 My Age: 40 - 49 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Beginner 
 I haven't used this business before 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Professional 10/10
The firm acted professionally at all times
Knowledgeable 10/10
The firm showed a good knowledge of local market conditions
Friendly 10/10
The staff are friendly and give clear and helpful information
Helpful 10/10
The firm helped in the negotiations between landlord and tenant
Show All
 
 
Customer Review
 
The location of the property is great, quiet with a free parking lot.

The neighborhood is ambient and the crime rate or inconvenience of terrorist or EDI activity is minimal.
 
Cost: £800

"The agent was very helpful I was well informed of the progress of things timely and professionally. "
 
 
 
 
Team:
Barbara Barker
 
 
 


Review 7 Aug 2019
Recommended by customer in E4 9
 My Age: 50 - 59 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Below Average 
 I haven't used this business before 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Professional 10/10
The firm acted professionally at all times
Knowledgeable 10/10
The firm showed a good knowledge of local market conditions
Friendly 10/10
The staff are friendly and give clear and helpful information
Helpful 10/10
The firm helped in the negotiations between landlord and tenant
Show All
 
 
Customer Review
 
4 bedroom and 4 bathrooms.
 
Cost: £2225

"This was our first experience of renting a property and it has been a pain free journey. From start to finish a good experience. Would have no hesitation in using / recommending again. "
 
 
 
 
Team:
Craig Mcrae Barbara Barker
 
 
 


Review 21 Jul 2019
Recommended by customer in E4 9
 My Age: 60 - 69 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Professional 10/10
The firm acted professionally at all times
Knowledgeable 10/10
The firm showed a good knowledge of local market conditions
Friendly 10/10
The staff are friendly and give clear and helpful information
Helpful 10/10
The firm helped in the negotiations between landlord and tenant
Show All
 
 
Customer Review
 
Cost: £1000

"Great company helpful staff. "
 
 
 
 
Team:
Craig Gill Darb
 
 
 


Review 17 Jul 2019
Recommended by customer in E4 6
 My Age: 40 - 49 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Average 
 I have known this business: 1 - 5 years 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Professional 10/10
The firm acted professionally at all times
Knowledgeable 9/10
The firm showed a good knowledge of local market conditions
Friendly 10/10
The staff are friendly and give clear and helpful information
Helpful 10/10
The firm helped in the negotiations between landlord and tenant
Show All
 
 
Customer Review
 
199 Lark Shall
 
Cost: £1500

"Dealt with clearly, efficiently and kept up to date at every stage of this rental.
Extremely pleased with the level of care provided to me by McRaes thus for. "
 
 
 
 
Team:
Gill
 
 
 


Review 15 Jul 2019
Recommended by customer in E4
 My Age: 60 - 69 
 I'm: Male 
 I have known this business: Over 10 years 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Professional 10/10
The firm acted professionally at all times
Knowledgeable 10/10
The firm showed a good knowledge of local market conditions
Friendly 10/10
The staff are friendly and give clear and helpful information
Helpful 10/10
The firm helped in the negotiations between landlord and tenant
Show All
 
 
Customer Review
 
199 Larks wall road.
 
Cost: £1550

"Very helpful and informative. Good service!"
 
 
 
 
Team:
Craig Mcrae
 
 
 

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